All of our gimbals are shipped out with the latest firmware so you do not need to perform a firmware update upon receiving your new gimbal. We ensure to inform all of our customers via e-mail when a new firmware update is available. In fact, we alway encourage our customers to check the current firmware before updating it as there are times when the gimbals shipped out actually have a more updated firmware than what is available on our website. This would mean you are downgrading the firmware. Overall, we are generally pretty good at keeping the firmware on our website up to date. Each product has its individualized sections where we list its individualized firmware.
Here is how you can check the current firmware on your SHIFT:
Please go to the Downloads page on our website (evogimbals.com). Then, go down to the SHIFT section and download the correct Driver (Windows or Mac) and fully install by opening up the driver in your downloads file and following the automatic installation steps. Please keep in mind, we do have a general driver on the top of the page for some of our other gimbals, but the SHIFT requires its own driver which we have placed under the SHIFT section. If you are using Windows, you may need to restart you computer for the driver to take effect. After you have fully installed the driver, please proceed to downloading our Calibration Tool (Windows or Mac) under the same "Downloads" tab on our website.
Then, you will want to connect your gimbal, while turned on (standby mode will do), with the included USB cable. You should see something similar to the image below.
The next step will be to press the "Open" button on the top left corner. The name of your product, in this case the SHIFT, will automatically show up in the white box in the top right corner next to the word "Product:".
Please click on the tab titled "Firmware Upgrade" and select the "Upgrade" button on the bottom of the page (refer to image below).
The section titled "Device Info:" will automatically generate 1 to 3 lines of information.
The last line and the number under the "Firmware" section will be the latest firmware (1.60 in this case). If the firmware is lower than the latest firmware on our website, please proceed to upgrading (upgrading instructions below). Otherwise, you are all set.
Here is how you can upgrade the firmware on your SHIFT:
In order to upgrade your firmware from here, you simply need to go back to the Downloads and download the latest firmware for the SHIFT. Then, go to the Calibration Tool and click "Browse".
Simply search for and select the recently downloaded firmware file (most likely will be under your Downloads) and click the "Upgrade" button on the bottom of the page once again. It will take a minute or two for the firmware to upgrade and you may need to fully turn off your gimbal and turn back on for the firmware to set.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any issues with this process.